Forward Bend Pose assists in stretching the back and the legs, and it also helps to calm the brain and instill patience.

**Remember to practice breathing deep breaths and see if you can hold each pose for 4-5 breaths, if you are comfortable doing so. Make sure to invite your grown-ups to watch you do the pose. You can also practice repeating one of Wuf Shanti’s Mantras while you do the pose because part of yoga is also to clear your mind and think happy thoughts. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be gentle with yourself!

Mantra: Smile and Say Thank you.

  1. Stand up tall in Mountain Pose.
  2. Stretch your arms up to the sky.
  3. Bend down (from the hips) to the earth like a swan and touch your toes.